I can't believe this is the last day of November. I started strong with the daily thankful posts, but some unexpected events derailed me a bit. I figure that's ok for two reasons: One, it's my blog, so I guess I can be flexible with my "rules" & two, I figure y'all might have been getting a bit tired of hearing from me everyday anyway. ;)
For real, though, I am glad I set out in an attempt to do a thankful post each day this month. Even though my thoughts didn't always make it to the blog, I found myself in a frame of mind on even the hardest of days to seek a thankful heart. It's amazing how powerful our thoughts are, & when we set out to guide those thoughts into viewing life through a lens of gratitude to the One in our every moment, we have the eyes to see Him in the details.
Not gonna lie...these last couple of weeks have been HARD. But in the midst of hard, I have found myself purposely looking for those things around me that I am thankful for. Not only that, but I have also found that my tendency has been to appreciate those moments all the more. Here's just one example from recently:
Thank you, Lord. Thank you for the moments that make us pause. Thank you for the opportunity to see things through the eyes of children. Thank you for the love & support of family & friends. Thank you for Your mercies that are new each day...a great gift that is undeserved. I pray that I would continue to seek an attitude of thankfulness & appreciation so that I can better see You in my life. Thank you.